9th March 2012 – Revolution 2

I’ve written, lately, about my increasing disinterest in ‘albums’, and about wanting a more spontaneous feel to come from my music. With this in mind, I am happy to announce the forthcoming release of Revolution 2! I chose the name in reference to the lo-fi spontaneity of the first rather than a musical similarity, along with a nod to the fact it is similar in construct to the Mix Tapes series I recorded back in the 1990s. It’s a collection of lo-fi pieces and sketches: an ‘anything goes’ scrapbook of ideas, long and short, beautiful and silly, melodic and experimental. You can read more about that in the discography. It will be out very soon, as the first release on Bullfinch Records, in a handmade sleeve with individual photograph. The sleeve design I’m very happy with, and involves very little cutting! It’ll also be available to download. I will be continuing the Revolution series later in the year, and whenever music comes together without an album theme. To preview that direction, and the first track from it – “Wind in the Poplars” – The New Worck have put out a new mixtape of mine entitled Sunday, which I put together as music that makes me think of my favourite day of the week. It’s a feeling I’ve tried to capture on several of my records, all of which are represented in the mix, along with complementary music. Click for more info and download!

I recently uploaded all of my Obliquity material to the Obliquity Bandcamp page, which can now be downloaded for free by anybody interested in that project! Otherwise I’m just looking for an outlet for the Sturmazdale record currently, and beginning work on some more collaborative music, with my friend Thom (or Jesse Conner, depending if you’re a Jerky Oats fan or not). My most listened to album lately is Stratosfear by Tangerine Dream. I love the way they experimented with the sequencer-based approach rather than just remaking Rubycon time and time again.

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